Go green to graduate

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Maryland is the first American state to mandate that students know about environmental issues before they graduate.

Senators Jack Reed and Mark Kirk have each sponsored bills to provide funding for states to create outdoor, educational activity programmes, train teachers, and form state-specific environmental literacy plans. The bills are backed by No Child Left Inside Coalition, representing more than 2 000 business health, youth, faith, recreational, environmental and educational groups.

Back in Maryland, each school must now devise integrated programmes focusing on natural resources and their preservation. Students will have to pass the modules in order to graduate. Said Governor Martin O’Malley, “Only through exposure to nature and education about our fragile ecosystem can we create the next generation of stewards.”

Category: Spring 2011

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